<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usFri, 30 Sep 2016 04:56:09 -0700Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:56:09 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:19:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpCarPassenger.jpg
A Washington state trooper ticketed a driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cutout of Donald Trump's head Tuesday morning."You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but...

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<![CDATA[Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:26:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/092116+joan+of+arc+statue+no+sword.jpg
Who stole the sword?The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen.The French heroine clutched only...

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<![CDATA[Time to Move? Snake Invades Apartment for 4th Time]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:17:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/englewood+snake.png
A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 / Chicago Police]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Vending Machines May Be Coming Soon]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_pizzavending0920_1920x1080.jpg
Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

Photo Credit: WFLA]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Burglar Busted]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:21:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cat-burglar-147394268667600001.jpg
Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:21:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018876451_1200x675_761388099764.jpg
This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Paints Dog]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:33:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Felix+Reagan.jpg
Police in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, arrested a man they say crashed a stolen car, broke into a home and painted a dog Saturday afternoon. Officers arrested Felix Reagan following the incident. They say they

Photo Credit: Oak Bluffs Police]]>
<![CDATA[Opera Singer Arrested]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 14:37:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/241*120/2016-09-04_0745.png
An internationally awarded opera singer was arrested in Alexandria Friday night for using a speaker to amplify her voice while she sang on the sidewalk. Cellphone video posted on YouTube captured officers...

Photo Credit: Krista McClellan/YouTube
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<![CDATA[Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:36:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4543558641.jpg
It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.NBC affiliate KPLC-TV reports that...

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<![CDATA[Cops Stumble Upon Gator in Tub ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:57:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gator+in+tub.jpg
Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub...

Photo Credit: @NYPDPaws
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<![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:10:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg
If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

Photo Credit: @innycsite/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Koko the Gorilla Jams With Flea From Red Hot Chili Peppers]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:49:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/2016-08-23_8-46-00.jpg
Most people know by now that 45-year-old Koko the gorilla, born at the San Francisco Zoo, knows sign language.

But who knew she could play bass guitar?

Photo Credit: The Gorilla Foundation
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<![CDATA[The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Jesse+Newton+Roomba+Poop.jpg
Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house.In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his...

Photo Credit: Jesse Newton
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<![CDATA[Police Go on the Road With 'UFO']]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:06:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/belfast.jpg
A "UFO" got a police escort last week when it roamed the streets of Ireland, but the rolling saucer wasn’t from outer space. It was made right here on earth.53-year-old Ali Kemal Ali told the Belfast Telegraph...

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<![CDATA[Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:49:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_duckdog0729_1920x1080.jpg
An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

Photo Credit: KFOR]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:40:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-15h43m31s162.jpg
A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest...

Photo Credit: Windham Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Package of Marijuana ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:33:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cheltenham+Police+Marijuana.PNG
Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.Earlier this week, a resident called the police department...

Photo Credit: Cheltenham Police Department
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<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:46:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+go+tree+cemetery+east+greenwich+firefighter.jpg
First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

Photo Credit: East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Police]]>
<![CDATA[Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:04:05 -0700
New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:29:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bear-ezgif-2217839850.gif
A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

Photo Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View']]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:32:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/faroe-islands-sheep-view.jpg
If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Visit Faroe Islands
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<![CDATA[Solano County Officials Uncover 38,000 Marijuana Plants]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:10:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/marijuana-98529895.jpg
Solano County sheriff's officials said today that a drug enforcement team has found and eradicated more than 38,000 marijuana plants on Ryer Island just west of the J-Mack Ferry since last month.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery Explosion Sounds in Calif.]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:42:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/7-6-16-Alhambra.jpg
Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m."I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Photo Credit: Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News]]>
<![CDATA[Repairs on Giant Sinkhole in East Bay in Final Stretch]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2016 17:36:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N7A+PLEASANT+HILL+FLOOD+VO+-+000004091.jpg
Repairs on a ruptured water line in Pleasant Hill were nearing completion Sunday after the break caused a large sinkhole.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pleads Involuntary Manslaughter for Killing His Friend]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:08:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-611475849.jpg
A 20-year-old man pleaded no contest today to involuntary manslaughter today for accidentally fatally shooting an 18-year-old friend with a shotgun at an East Oakland apartment last year.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/EyeEm]]>
<![CDATA[South Bay Raid Nets 600 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:48:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/010216+fireworks+accident+opa-locka.jpg
Law enforcement officers seized 600 pounds of fireworks Thursday morning from an East Palo Alto man suspected of dealing them ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, police said.

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<![CDATA[Renegade Biker Tackles SF with Traffic Cones ]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:37:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Stafford_Springs_Bike_Hit_062116.jpg
Following the deaths of two San Francisco cyclists earlier this month, one man is taking a stand to protect future bike riders from dangerous drivers – and he seemingly doesn’t care if he has to break the law to...]]>
<![CDATA[Mayflies Swarm Ill. Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

Photo Credit: Havana Police Department
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